OneDay Art: Celebrating Muizenberg Railway Station’s 100th Anniversary
8 June 2013
OneDay Art, a Muizenberg-based initiative, was
conceived by Katharina Forster, Bianca de Klerk, Ashley Wood, Adele van
Heerden and Anya Kovacs: the one-day running time uniting with the dream
of "one day we will..." It was decided after the success of the first
exhibition, despite its last-minute cancellation, that the process would
be repeated using a different space for each event.
Muizenburg railway station celebrates its 100th anniversary in June 2013 and in honour of this event we have decided to host the next ONE DAY art fair there.
The railway station was opened in 1913 and is one of Cape Town’s most well-known historical buildings. The red brick station house and clock tower overlooks the beach and marks the start of Muizenburg’s mile long main road.
Traveling to different countries, experiencing and celebrating different cultures is something that many people do. In Cape Town we don’t have to travel far to feel like we’ve travel to another country. Muizenberg is only a stone throw away from the busy streets of the city, and yet makes visitors and residents feel like they travelled far away to this beautiful beach town.
This exhibition not only celebrates the stations 100th anniversary but also different experiences of traveling. The exhibition submission is open to the public, no age restriction or any previous experience necessary! We would like to showcase a diverse range of artists and media including sculpture, site-specific installations, street art, painting and much more.
The exhibition opens at 10h00 and closes at 17h00 on the 8th of June 2013.
ONE DAY ART is offering more opportunities for artists and art lovers in the future to show and view art and experience new places and locations. Contact email@example.com for information or call for submissions and invitations.
Muizenberg Postcard Project
The postcard project is an exciting creative community initiative happening in Muizenberg. The idea is to produce a continuous range of community created postcards - created, designed, printed, distributed and sold in Muizenberg.
The postcard project is a Communitree initiative run by the same group of artists who helped make the 4 Muizenberg Street Festivals happen. We have worked with False Bay Tourism and Business Association and received seed funding from MID in order to get the project off the ground.
To get going we wrote down the aims and made posters
inviting the community to join us in showcasing the rich and diverse
heartbeat of Muizenberg. Everyone could get involved by contributing
words, photographs, illustrations, paintings, history... anything
really. These were then collaged into a series of postcards with the
intention of celebrating the many positive aspects of living, visiting
and being in Muizenberg. More here ...
Muizenberg-St. James walkway benches
Over the last few years, many of the sponsored benches along the Muizenberg-St James Walkway have been destroyed and/or washed out to sea during storms.
Most of the benches have been replaced. However, some of the names on the benches were lost along with the benches (and we have exhausted all conventional means of tracking these people) We are eager to find the owners of these original benches as we would like to have your names put back onto the new benches.
If you were an owner of one of these benches, or can shed any light on who may be a bench owner please email us here.
We also have a few unnamed benches on the walkway. If you are interested in having your name or a family members name engraved onto one of these benches, please email us here.
Our logo has now gained widespread acceptance as the new "face" of Muizenberg and its future branding.
As such, we would encourage all community organisations, business or non-profit, to incorporate the logo on your stationery and electronic media. This will go a long way to reinforcing Muizenberg's revival with all recipients of your emails and printed stationery.
If you are interested in obtaining this logo please click here to send a request.